Weight Loss

FDA Approves New Device To Aid Weight Loss Management

In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription device meant to help with weight loss management. The product, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health… Continue reading FDA Approves New Device To Aid Weight Loss Management

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Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Push-Ups Using An Exercise Ball

Over the course of the past couple of months, we have shared a variety of exercises that can be modified using an exercise/stability ball. Almost any exercise can be made more difficult using the ball; the balance required of your body to stabilize while completing an exercise adds that much more difficulty to any movement.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Push-Ups Using An Exercise Ball

Calories in fast food
Weight Loss

What Is The Actual Nutritional Value Of Fast Food?

We all turn to fast food when our days are too long, we didn't have time to grocery shop or the idea of cooking is just too much. Why not? It's easy, fast and filling. But as I discussed in my last post on fast food, it's having a major impact on obesity in this country.… Continue reading What Is The Actual Nutritional Value Of Fast Food?

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Chest Press With An Exercise Ball

The variety of exercises that can be modified using an exercise ball are endless. We'd previously gone through a series of planks using the exercise ball, now we'll move to exercises that are geared towards the chest and back. This week's exercise is a chest-press using free weights. Lie on your back with your upper… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Chest Press With An Exercise Ball

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Exercise Ball Pull-In

We continue our series of exercises using a stability ball with another variation of a plank. This works your arms and abdominals. Lay on the floor with your hands in a push-up position. Now place your lower shins on the top of the exercise ball. Keep your body completely straight. Contract your abs and as… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Exercise Ball Pull-In